April 18, 2016 – Grab a shovel and some work gloves! Residents are invited to take part in a tree-planting event for Durham Court Park, hosted by the City of Oshawa in partnership with Highway of Heroes Living Tribute and Scouts Canada. The mission of the Highway of Heroes Living Tribute honours Canada’s fallen by planting 117,000 trees, one for every fallen Canadian Soldier since Confederation, along the Highway of Heroes between Trenton and Toronto.
Residents will join representatives from Highway of Heroes Living Tribute and Scouts Canada and begin planting the morning of Saturday, April 30.
Participating in this living memorial to honour the men and women who have given their lives is a great opportunity to contribute to a meaningful project that offers vast environmental benefits for our community and all Ontarians! “This is a terrific opportunity to recognize the sacrifices made by many to make Canada a great country and as a retired Army Colonel I congratulate and thank the Highway of Heroes Living Tribute for their work on this project,” said Councillor Bob Chapman Chair of the Community Services Committee. “I encourage residents to join us as we pay tribute to our fallen while contributing to improving our environment.”
Durham Court Park, is a three-acre green space located south of Gibb Street and Waverly Street South, it is in close proximity to the Highway of Heroes. In 2014, Durham Court Park ash trees were cleared due to an infestation of Emerald Ash Borer. The park will be re-planted with native tree species.
This project has been made possible through the contribution of Highway of Heroes Tribute program and their sponsors. For more information on Highway of Heroes Living Tribute visit www.HOHTribute.ca.
Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until noon
The event is held rain or shine.
Durham Court Park, 330 Waverly Street South, Oshawa
Register early as space is limited. Visit http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=oar7tivab&oeidk=a07ecgujego61a8c7ab
What to Bring
Once registered, bring a shovel, gardening gloves and lots of energy! Appropriate outdoor clothing and sturdy shoes (steel toe, if possible) are recommended.
What We Will Bring
We will supply the rest – the trees, forestry specialists and mulch.
On street parking will be available on Waverley Street South and Radisson Avenue.